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Yes very, very dry. I'm in Visalia
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 3:53 PM jdow <jdow@...
Hm, no humidity readings. I have an older model here
with temp and humidity. I also use an rtlsdr dongle to tap into
the communications and graph it. To avoid a sharp spike when the
sun shines on the outside dongle I have it up under a bush. So it
is definitely reading "in the shade in a former orange grove". Hit
93.6F here, positively balmy for you. It was 66F this AM.
I am marveling at your nearly 45F (25C) temperature swing. It must
be severe dry there, perfect conditions for "drink water now" and
"that's water not beer or Pepsi or iced tea or anything that is
(I am south of the San Gabriel Mountain range between LA and San
On 20210713 15:32:44, vincent wrote:
Here is a photo of my home weatherstation from
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 3:22 PM
You get a whole lot worse if your fluids get low. A sore
foot is small change when you are facing passing out along
with voiding at both ends, or even death. (Once you faint
you're not able to restore fluids.) Normally I run about a
half gallon of water (2 liters) and drink more when I am in
really hot or really dry settings. Three liters is
appropriate if I'm sitting here sweating all day. If I go
out and actually work even more is required.
If it is really hot and you start feeling weak and listless
DRINK WATER NOW.
On 20210713 12:21:04, Simon Brown wrote:
As I found out to my cost a
few weeks ago, we need fluids when it’s hot
otherwise you get gout ☹
. Doc said it was lack of fluid, not an
over-indulgence in alcohol.
Simon Brown, G4ELI
bullet points, all from experience:
- For a maritime climate under a
heat bubble and you do not have air conditioning:
fans, as many as you can muster. Moving air over
ones' corpus can do wonders by evaporating your
sweat and cooling you down. Day or night, moving air
is a double-plus good.
- Cross-current airflow through
the house to take advantage of any possible breeze
that might appear.
- Water, lots of it. When it is
truly hot your sweat doesn't last and evaporates on
your skin before you really are aware of it - you
can be dehydrated very quickly and not realize it. I
suggest drinking around 8-12 ounces of fluids an
hour, more if you're actually doing physical work in
the heat. It will seem like you are drinking more
than you really like: tough, your body needs it.
Sadly, cider, ales, porters, stouts are actually not
recommended, as the alcohol makes your thirst worse
(of course). Very sad, and not always followed, even
by me. ;)
- Siesta time! Take a nap during
the hot time if you can, and just stay up later in
the night. The Spanish have had it right all these
years...and we radio people time-shift hours all the
As a temperate climate dweller born and bred who also
has lived in the US Southwest, I will add that these
are the basics. They also apply to pets, so keeping
them cool is vital too. My dog doesn't like water that
much, and really didn't like being wetted down, but
she came around as she cooled down.
During that heat bubble here (I'm between Vancouver
and Seattle) outside the home we reached 98F, with a
heat index of 105F. It was a new record for as long as
records have been kept here, and it was cooking. Very
much like living in Arizona, but with more humidity -
which makes it worse actually.
Take it easy, and overdue NOTHING.
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